Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie tried to delay the voting on COVID-19 relief bill by objecting a roll call voting that would not require the presence of all members in Washington. Eventually, he failed to do this as the quorum of the House members blocked his request.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the entire globe, people are searching for ways to stop or at least halt its spread. As cash is considered to be a potential source of contamination, people are looking to limit its use turning to digital money and contactless payments instead.
Interpol concluded a partnership with a South Korean artificial intelligence startup aimed at tracking and combating cryptocurrency-related crimes on the darknet. The organisation will use a new data analysing engine to track illegal activity.
Italian bank Banca Sella launched a platform that would allow its users to trade bitcoin. As the world is falling into a crysis, traditional institutions turn to new ways and instruments to minimize losses and continue their work.
A group of scammers are posing themselves as the World Health Organization's Solidarity Response Fund to trick people of their money. They accept Bitcoin donations supposedly to fight COVID-19, buty tests and fund research.
While many people are refraining from leaving their homes in fear of catching the new COVID-19, criminals and fraudsters are trying to benefit from the overall panic and chaos. Thus, a group of anonymous criminals released a new ransomware disguised as a live tracker of coronavirus expansion.
Belarus cybercrime authorities want to confiscate cryptocurrency involved in criminal activity, including money-laundering, terrorism financing and other fraudulent operations. All they need is an official permission from the government and the President.
A citizen of the USA named Zoobia Shahnaz faces a 13-year sentence for attempts to finance ISIS with bitcoins. To achieve her goal, she tried to fraud several giant financial institutions including American Express, Chase and Discover.